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Old 06-20-2007, 10:56 PM   #151
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Where have I "championed" Fox News, or is that some sort of characterization designed to change the subject from the BBC's disgrace? Remember how you asserted the BBC wasn't biased in the past? What's the point in suddenly trying to insert "me" and "Fox News" as some sort of dishonest diversion?

I said it before and you denied it.... but the BBC has a bias that has resulted in it deliberately misleading the public in an attempt to shape the public's opinions. That's simple dishonesty. I'm surprised that you're not outraged at the BBC. Or maybe I'm not.

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Wow, you guys. The more you talk on this forum the more it seems like one of these media operations is going to cover your war.
Maybe this will help. Obviously you all care about the world and what is happening in it, and you care about getting substantiated information, and you care about integrity of information and you care enough to get involved.
I would love to hear more information. It is obvious to me that you both (mike and neil) have had a lot of exposure to the world and I would like to hear it.

For the benefit of us all please remember that you are brothers in aikido, if not in politics.

That's my thought. Thanks for listening.

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Old 06-21-2007, 05:08 AM   #152
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For the benefit of us all please remember that you are brothers in aikido, if not in politics.

That's my thought. Thanks for listening.
Jen,
Mike doesn't do aikido.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:09 AM   #153
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...I said it before and you denied it.... but the BBC has a bias that has resulted in it deliberately misleading the public in an attempt to shape the public's opinions. That's simple dishonesty. I'm surprised that you're not outraged at the BBC. Or maybe I'm not.

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More proof - just yesterday, it was reported that the BBC asked the Iraqi civilians for reports of troop movements so they can in turn report it.

It's OK, though, since the terrorists have no TV's, right?
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:41 AM   #154
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Beyond the BBC, in America, journalists give Democrats money over Republicans 9 to 1. Nah, no bias there.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19113485/
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:46 AM   #155
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Gray's statements came the same day the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change approved a report that concludes the world will face dire consequences to food and water supplies, along with increased flooding and other dramatic weather events, unless nations adapt to climate change.

As we have noted elsewhere, the U.N.'s IPCC is a political body, not a scientific one, and its findings have been subject to withering criticism. But the AP implies that the U.N's report represents a scientific consensus. Next:
Yeah, MSM is having a hard time hiding their agendas and lies (and some aren't even hiding it any more).

For more about the supposed "Global Warming", try reading these articles:

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/f...db11f4&k=29751
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:05 PM   #156
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Jen,
Mike doesn't do aikido.
In that case, may I make a recommendation?:

just kiddin'.

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Old 07-01-2007, 01:06 PM   #157
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More comments on the BBC and liberal press views

http://opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110010282
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:23 PM   #158
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The only thing that makes the revelation "shocking" is that it is still shocking!! I mean ...Duh!
It's like being surprised that the majority (something like 98%) of college tenured prof.'s are all liberal. It's -no news- that's making news.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:04 AM   #159
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I wonder what the connection is between effete intellectualism and liberal bias? I'd guess that tenured faculty of community colleges, vocational/tech institutes and agricultural state universities are not as likely to have such as leaning as are pragmatically-disposed faculty of the aptly-named liberal arts/sciences universities and colleges -- long the home of the privileged intellectual or "artiste."
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #160
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I wonder what the connection is between effete intellectualism and liberal bias? I'd guess that tenured faculty of community colleges, vocational/tech institutes and agricultural state universities are not as likely to have such as leaning as are pragmatically-disposed faculty of the aptly-named liberal arts/sciences universities and colleges -- long the home of the privileged intellectual or "artiste."
Conservatives have their own share of "effete intellectuals" a la William F. Buckley. And he admittedly had a conservative bias in the "National Review". The interesting part about the insistence of many liberals that there is no bias in the MSM is that you have to wonder whether they're too dumb to see it or if they're just being dishonest... either way, that disqualifies them from the position of feeding "the public's right to know the truth". Granted, not all liberals are silly about denying that the mainstream media is liberal, but a lot of them deny it instinctively, just as the BBC did until this embarrassing report.

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Old 07-08-2007, 11:39 AM   #161
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Yes, I suppose that academe is the nurturing ground for effete intellectualism from both extremes. Whether liberalism or conservatism prevails likely depends on the particular philosophy and value system of the host institution.
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:06 PM   #162
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The mainstream media, from either side, feeds us a steady diet of Burger King "mind food". Filling.Sometimes yummy. Destructive to the welfare of the planet. Uninterested in you beyond your consumer value. That might be a fairly liberal dose of metaphor. But I was being conservative in my approach.
Thank You. Come again.

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Old 09-19-2007, 10:59 AM   #163
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Unknown Religion reported in News:

"Islam Leaflet School Bust," by Larry Celona in the New York Post:

September 19, 2007 -- A Queens teen was arrested yesterday after placing
fliers in his teachers' mailboxes asking them to convert to Islam - then
made threats once he was caught, authorities said.
Yaseen Chowdhury, 17, of Woodside, wrote the fliers himself and put them
in the mailboxes at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights,
sources said.

When confronted there about the fliers, he made unspecified verbal
threats, according to the sources.

Chowdhury was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

A Department of Education spokesman did not return a call seeking comment.

The student's religion was not immediately known.
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